AMC/Sundance Channel Global United States

About AMC/Sundance Channel Global

AMC/Sundance Channel Global delivers compelling and globally renowned entertainment to audiences worldwide in multiple languages through locally tailored programming services, cutting edge media and subscription television platforms. The international arm of AMC Networks Inc., the division’s flagship channels include Sundance Channel and WE tv and are broadcast in both high and standard definition. Sundance Channel was founded by Robert Redford and showcases acclaimed independent films, from the newest festival award winners to the genre’s most beloved movies. Central to Sundance Channel’s appeal is its broadcast of original series from leading talent both in the US and abroad, including celebrated series Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Hell on Wheels. Recently launched in Asia, WE tv is a leading entertainment brand in the US and caters to audiences who can’t get enough of celebrity driven reality and other widely appealing lifestyle programming.

Patrick Connolly
Patrick Connolly
Vice President, Programming, Scheduling & Creative Services 
Profession
Bio

Patrick Connolly, vice president of programming, scheduling & creative services for AMC / Sundance Channel Global is responsible for the global strategy of all programming schedules, as well as on-air creative for all Sundance Channel and WE tv International channels. He also executive produces all film festival coverage for Sundance Channel Global. Prior to Sundance Channel Global, Mr. Connolly was a programming consultant with Showtime in the US and, previously, Sundance Channel US. Mr. Connolly began his career in programming at Fox Broadcasting where he served as vice president of childrenÂ’s programming. He also worked as a documentary programming consultant at Sundance Film Festival and as a programmer at Outfest, and the International Documentary Association. Connolly serves as a Board Member of BAFTA New York. He is also a member of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Mr. Connolly has a degree in English literature from UCLA.

ITVS - Independent Television Service United States

The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens Monday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS. ITVS International is a division of the Independent Television Service that runs the Global Perspectives Project (GPP), an international exchange of documentary films made by independent producers, bringing international voices to U.S. audiences and American stories to audiences abroad.

Website:
www.itvs.org
Claire Aguilar
Claire Aguilar
Executive Content Advisor 
Profession
Bio

Claire Aguilar is Executive Content Advisor at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), which funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public media. She advises on content strategy and recommendations and oversees international documentary funding. She has commissioned programming from the global community of independent producers and is curator of Independent Lens, the PBS prime-time series of independently produced programming. Claire has served as programming consultant and panelist for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and many other media and funding organizations. She has led and participated in film juries for IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Silverdocs and Visions du R_©el. A second-generation Filipina American, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and a Master of Arts in Film and Television Studies from UCLA. She serves on the boards of Women Make Movies, STEPS International and the EURODOC Steering Committee.

PBS International United States

PBS International distributes programs worldwide that are made by many independent producers from the USA and abroad and by WGBH/Boston, one of the largest producers of primetime programming for PBS in the US.

We seek science, history, current affairs, arts, human/social issues, children's and lifestyle programs to represent for sale, pre-sale and co-production worldwide (see our catalog online). PBS International is one division of PBS Distribution, a joint venture of WGBH and PBS.

For PBS Video - another part of PBS Distribution - we also seek programming suitable for the home entertainment and educational markets in North America where we have a substantial presence in all DVD markets, especially on digital platforms.

Charles Schuerhoff
Charles Schuerhoff
Director of Acquisitions & Sales 
Bio

Charles Schuerhoff has thirty-five years experience in the field of international television program distribution plus six years in production. In 1973 he started the international distribution office of WGBH TV in Boston. In 1980, he founded CS Associates, a distribution company specialized in documentaries including such titles as Ken Burns' JAZZ, Alex Gibney's 'The Trials of Henry Kissinger', and Martin Scorcese presents THE BLUES. In October of 2006, Charles returned to WGBH, joining WGBH International as Director of Acquisitions & Sales and merging the CS Associates catalogue. As of Jan. 1. 2009, WGBH International became PBS International - part of PBS Distribution, a new company that also includes PBS Video. The PBS International catalogue includes WGBH-produced programs such as NOVA, FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, as well as those made by many independent producers. PBS international does sales, pre-sales and co-productions in the international markets.